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Communication with patients and families 

Communication with patients and families
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Communication with patients and families
Author(s):

Anna Spathis

, Helen E. Davies

, Sara Booth

, and Max Watson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199564033.003.008
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date: 22 February 2020

Introduction 168

Barriers to communication in advanced disease 170

Discussion of prognosis 172

Advance care planning 174

Practical communication skills 178

Sharing bad news 184

Communicating with carers 188

Communicating within healthcare teams 190

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